Da Lat displays gemstone statues of Thai sacred animals

A pair of dragon and peacock statues made of gemstone by Thai craftsmen are being displayed at the the Love Valley tourist site in Da Lat resort city of Central Highland Lam Dong province.

270 Thai artisans spent one year to create the pair of statues. They are made of silver and bronze, plated with 24K gold and decorated with crystal and precious stones.

The dragon statue measures 132cm high, 114cm wide and weighs 88.5kg, while the peacock is 170cm in height, 127cm in width, and weighs125k.

According to Thai belief, Dargon and peacock are sacred animals which symbolize power, wealthy and luckiness.

By Doan Kien – Translated by Kim Khanh

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